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Barbara Bush on Jeb run: 'We've had enough Bushes' in White House
Today ^ | 4/25/13 | Eun Kyung Kim

Posted on 04/25/2013 7:42:31 AM PDT by traderrob6

Former first lady Barbara Bush said her son George W. Bush should be the last in the family line of presidents, rejecting the idea of a White House run for her other son, Jeb Bush.

“There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes,” she told TODAY’s Matt Lauer on Thursday from inside her son's presidential library.

When asked whether she expects Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, to make a presidential run, Mrs. Bush said there are many worthy candidates.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; bush; bush2016; bushfamily; enoughalready; jeb2016; president
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Couldn't have said it better myself.
1 posted on 04/25/2013 7:42:32 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

Agreed!


2 posted on 04/25/2013 7:43:31 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: traderrob6

She’s the smartest Bush in the bunch.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 7:43:46 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: traderrob6

I emphatically agree.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 7:43:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: traderrob6

Enough Bushes and too many Clintons.


5 posted on 04/25/2013 7:44:09 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: traderrob6

Unlike the Kennedy clan, she is wise enough to realize that nutjobs have this thing about Trilogies.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 7:44:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: traderrob6

Thank-you Barbra and God Bless.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 7:44:43 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: traderrob6

8 posted on 04/25/2013 7:46:45 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: traderrob6

How refreshingly honest. Another reminder of why I liked her so much.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 7:47:06 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: traderrob6

Reverse psychology.


10 posted on 04/25/2013 7:47:30 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: traderrob6

So have we, Babs!


11 posted on 04/25/2013 7:48:22 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: traderrob6

..you tell em Babs.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 7:48:28 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

I don’t think so. I truely believe she means it.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 7:48:48 AM PDT by traderrob6
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The present White House is filled with stink weed.


14 posted on 04/25/2013 7:49:07 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: traderrob6

Bless you, Mrs. Bush. You are very wise.


15 posted on 04/25/2013 7:49:34 AM PDT by madison10
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Bush/Rove Jedi mind trick


16 posted on 04/25/2013 7:49:45 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: traderrob6

Yeah Mother!!!

good girl.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 7:49:54 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight,, he'll just kill you.)
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To: traderrob6
wait till Chewie announces she's going to run in 2016.....by then there will be 120,000,000 more Odungo phones
18 posted on 04/25/2013 7:51:37 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
Yep.

White House photo

19 posted on 04/25/2013 7:51:54 AM PDT by maggief
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To: traderrob6

Who in their right mind would want to be president in 2016? We have entirely to many unsolvable problems, it would take a Vladamire Putim to straighten this country out. Barbra being close to the heart of the beast knows this better then most.


20 posted on 04/25/2013 7:52:17 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: traderrob6

I guess I can’t get in before the Bush-bashing...she’d doing it herself.


21 posted on 04/25/2013 7:53:02 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: traderrob6

finally something I agree with her on!


22 posted on 04/25/2013 7:53:43 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: traderrob6

23 posted on 04/25/2013 7:53:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; GSP.FAN; NFHale

I spent a good amount of time in FL when he was governor. Came across to me as a second-rate TV anchor - stiff and uninspiring.

And that’s not mentioning his RINO-ism.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 7:53:57 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: traderrob6; Revolting cat!

No arguments here.


25 posted on 04/25/2013 7:58:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: traderrob6

most of these replies are missing the point.

she has seen her husband and one son dishonestly maligned in the press. she doesn’t want to see another son subjected to that.


26 posted on 04/25/2013 7:58:56 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Stosh

Too many Obamas, too many Carters, too many Kennedys, too many Roosevelts...


27 posted on 04/25/2013 7:59:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JoeProBono

SO N O T GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 04/25/2013 7:59:59 AM PDT by Married with Children
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
She's the smartest Bush in the bunch.


29 posted on 04/25/2013 8:02:03 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: JohnBrowdie

I don’t care what her motivation is as long as her statement is correct.


30 posted on 04/25/2013 8:02:54 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6
Babs is the smartest Bush of all, prettiest too!


31 posted on 04/25/2013 8:03:12 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: traderrob6

Barbara Bush, the smart one.


32 posted on 04/25/2013 8:03:31 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: smoothsailing

Hubba-Hubba!


33 posted on 04/25/2013 8:05:16 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: traderrob6

Let’s see the short history of the Bush’s lust for power. George Bush senior desperately wanted to be chosen for vice-president when Spiro Agnew was forced to resign. Instead, Nixon chose Gerald Ford. He was again desperate to be chosen for vice-president when Richard Nixon resigned, but Gerald Ford chose Nelson Rockefeller. He wanted to be the vice-presidential nominee in ‘76 but Gerald Ford chose Bob Dole. Then he ran for president in 1980 but was defeated by Ronald Reagan and finally got his wish to be vice-president. Then he became president on Reagan’s coattails and was defeated four years later in 1992 because he was an inept, wimpy moderate. Then he had two of his sons run for governor in 1994, George won and Jeb lost. Jeb won four years later in 1998 while George was reelected. Then George ran for president in 2000 and barely squeaked by in a win, and also won barely four years later in 2004. George W. Bush, safely reelected then turned left as his father had before him, leaving the republican party split and in shambles in 2008. And now the Bush’s want another of their worthless, moderate, elitest bretheren to run for president.

NO THANK YOU! Forty years of you people’s lust for power is enough!!


34 posted on 04/25/2013 8:07:51 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: traderrob6

Chick makes sense.


35 posted on 04/25/2013 8:09:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; darkangel82; ...

Hmm, call me paranoid but this sounds like a set up. I see post 16 agrees with me.

All it does is put her son’s name back in the news.

Just like Jeb saying he didn’t want to be in the CPAC poll I take this as a sign he is interested.

Maybe she was just innocently responding to a question but my gut tells me Jeb wants it and if she’s saying it’s a bad idea that means it was authorized for her to say that.

On an unrelated note: http://cdn2.menshealth.com/sites/default/files/images/slideshow2/barbara-bush.jpg

She was decent looking 3000 years ago.


36 posted on 04/25/2013 8:11:20 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: traderrob6

In other words, “Stay out the Bushes!”


37 posted on 04/25/2013 8:12:27 AM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: traderrob6

He wouldn’t win anyway because 2016 is Hillarys year because as we have seen, she was a participant in two of the most corrupt Presidential administrations in history, she accomplished absolutely nothing as Senator and was an unmitigated disaster as Secretary of state, so therefore that qualifies her for the office of President.


38 posted on 04/25/2013 8:12:32 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: traderrob6

I always liked Barbara. A smart, plain spoken woman.


39 posted on 04/25/2013 8:13:35 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: traderrob6

People quickly forget what she said about Sarah Palin.


40 posted on 04/25/2013 8:14:58 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: traderrob6

Amen.


41 posted on 04/25/2013 8:16:29 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: JoeProBono

Is that his daughter? Looks like her. If it is wow she has really grown up into a beautiful woman.


42 posted on 04/25/2013 8:18:08 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: traderrob6
She should know...she married into the family.

I know what it's like to marry into a domineering clan. I love my inlaws, but no more family vacations with them. Too much walking on eggshells to avoid offending one of the clanmembers.

I'm now using my vacation time for my family. This summer, my youngest son and I are heading off on our own for two weeks. We'll be camping, hiking, fishing, and spending a few days with my sister and her family in Vegas.

July can't get here soon enough.

43 posted on 04/25/2013 8:19:06 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: traderrob6

Stay out the Bushes!

44 posted on 04/25/2013 8:21:54 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: cotton1706

Wow, did you even read the headline, much less the body of the post?


45 posted on 04/25/2013 8:22:43 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: FourtySeven

“Wow, did you even read the headline, much less the body of the post?”

Yes, I did. But I’m not fooled by these power-hungry people.


46 posted on 04/25/2013 8:24:26 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: traderrob6

While he MIGHT have been a darling to Florida and national conservatives, Jeb Bush is married to a native of Mexico (the daughter of a migrant worker). And before you scream “ethnocentric bigot” at me, there’s nothing inherently wrong with that. Love knows no bounds.

But that fact DOES predispose him to a warm and fuzzy feeling for folks from south of the Rio Grande.

And if — in some strange and metastasizing American desire to return to a royal family dynasty — Jeb or his son should win the White House in some future presidential beauty contest designed to divert the American electorate every four years, I’d bet that HIS activities toward this alien invasion will make W’s behavior look like a warm-up exercise.

Between the invasion from the south and the Muslim invasion, any vestige of European culture — the culture MY great-grandparents and probably yours brought here after standing in line at places like Ellis Island, being interrogated, deloused and recorded — will be a distant memory – IF it’s remembered at all.

Bracing for FLAMES from the Bush people in here.


47 posted on 04/25/2013 8:26:54 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS, GROW A PAIR. IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: traderrob6

That settles it: he’s running. Not that there was any doubt after all the interviews, speeches, fund raising and fluffy reviews in Republican publications.


48 posted on 04/25/2013 8:27:06 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: traderrob6

George Bush ... er Washington knows best himself....

Because she looks like George Washingtub....


49 posted on 04/25/2013 8:29:05 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Dick Bachert
While he MIGHT have been a darling to Florida and national conservatives ...

I've been here a long time and I don't remember Jeb ever being a conservative darling. People were happy when he defeated a democrat to win the governorship but that's as close as I can recall.

50 posted on 04/25/2013 8:30:54 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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